Ilha da Culatra

Ilha da Culatra, Olhao: Address, Ilha da Culatra Reviews: 4.5/5

Ilha da Culatra
4.5
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70ava
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A great beach with good facilities.
Jul 2021
A great beach with good facilities. relatively easy to reach. the village is inviting with good reasonably priced restaurants. You can walk from there to the Farol village, which beach is much less inviting. Chairs and sun canopy on the beach are 15 Euros for 2. Lovely place.
Written 28 July 2021
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4plusadogandcat
London, UK742 contributions
A beautiful and idyllic island
May 2021 • Family
This was our second trip to Culatra - this time we got the 0900 boat to Farol (only just made it). We parked outside the Real Marina hotel - it’s paid parking now (wasn’t a couple of years back) - machine only takes coins and it’s 11euros for the day. About 10 mins to the ferry office then a lovely trip to Farol via the Culatra stop. We walked to the beach, grabbed some breakfast at the beach bar then walked along the beach to Culatra - about 45 mins. Just glorious. Then sat there before wandering up to town for lunch and the 330 ferry back. Great day trip but very hot and lots of walking. Would love to stay overnight there in a B&B - maybe next time. ..
Written 30 June 2021
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Madaboutangling
Northampton, UK295 contributions
Perfect day out
Oct 2020
This is a wonderful day out. Park along the front by the market that is also worth visiting. Buy a return ticket to Farol on the island for just over 4 Euros. Get off at Culatra stop after a 30 minute attractive trip across the lagoon then walk through the village across the boardwalk to the beach. You can then walk through the surf for an hour on the beautiful beach towards the lighthouse where there is a chilled out beach bar called Maramais with great views over the beach. Here there are great drinks and snacks - the sandwiches are huge. You can hire sun beds if you wish. Then a ten minute walk down to the jetty and a lovely boat trip back. The 11am out to Culatra and the 4pm back from Farol runs all year. See timetable in photos.
Written 13 October 2020
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Gemma
Staines, UK11 contributions
Fantastic
Mar 2020 • Solo
I visited both Armona and Culatra during my trip to Olhão and Culatra was my favourite. It was a 30 minute ferry journey and once on the island, it was 20-minutes walk to the beach (Praia) and this walk went through some wonderful views. Once arriving on the beach it was so nice, and practically empty. There is a small bar type place on the actual beach. I bought myself a peach ice tea and sat and enjoyed the view. I would recommend this trip. The ferry return ticket is only €3,70 as well
Written 12 March 2020
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june c
Glasgow, UK52 contributions
No words
Feb 2020 • Couples
This beach is stunning and you really feel like your on a desert island.
Miles of golden sands and clear blue sea awaits you here.
A short ferry ride for approx €3.70 takes you to tranquility ⛴️⛴️
There is a short walk for approx 20mins along a flat surface.
Worth the effort 🌞🌞💯
Written 20 February 2020
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sullbri33
Tralee, Ireland905 contributions
Chilling day
Jan 2020 • Friends
A lovly day bought an ice cream walked along the srtip to market great buzz sun shining , all so very relaxing
Written 28 January 2020
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MapleRidgeMalf
Maple Ridge, Canada140 contributions
Two villages and miles of Beach
Jan 2020 • Couples
We took the ferry to Culatra then walked right through town to the beach. Walked along the beach to Farol the explored it for a while and caught the ferry back to Olhão. It was January so very few other people around. We did find a restaurant in Farol that was open for a drink before heading back.
Written 25 January 2020
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HappyhackLincs
Grimsby, UK31 contributions
Ferry trip
Nov 2019
Well worth the ferry trip from Olhão to Culatra where we wandered the cottages and grabbed a coffee before crossing the wooden walkways to the beach. We then walked to Farol and the lighthouse which was not open. In fact at this time of year nothing in Farol was open. We wandered around and then returned the way we came and had another drink and caught the ferry back. Worth the money.
Written 26 November 2019
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Geraldine G
County Dublin, Ireland54 contributions
Picturesque
Nov 2019
Quaint little spot - well worth a visit and if like us you return at sunset the photo ops are amazing !
Written 13 November 2019
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hrs
Boston, MA209 contributions
Nice but little to do
Nov 2019 • Couples
Took a ferry to Ilha da Culatra getting off at the town of Farol, walking along the beach to the town of Culatra, and lunching along the beachfront road.

Can’t speak to what it is like in season, but in November there are few people there and little to do.

We had planned to spend the day there and ended up spending about three hours until the ferry came back and we could return to Olhao.

The town of Farol was nearly deserted and we had to look around just to find someone who would tell us how to best walk to Culatra. There weren’t even any signs that were helpful. There was a nice lighthouse but that was it.

The walk to Culatra along the beach took about an hour and I must say the beach is beautiful; long and wide with fine clean sand. Sadly, it was too cold to go swimming but I would guess in the summer it is wonderful.

Culatra was somewhat more lively with a couple of open decent restaurants serving typical Portuguese dishes and we had a decent grilled sea bream with sides of salad and boiled potatoes. Touristy but good food, I cannot remember the name of the restaurant but I would guess all of them are similar in menus, quality, and price.

The trip would likely have been more worth it and fun if the temperature was more aligned with enjoying the beach. But just okay post high season.
Written 5 November 2019
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